Employer: Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Location: Augusta, Bangor, Farmington, or Ashland, Maine
Application deadline: February 2, 2022
This is professional services and scientific work with responsibility for planning and monitoring the sustainable timber harvest on approximately 630,000 acres of State-owned public forest Lands in Maine.
Work includes interacting with senior managers and a team of two dozen foresters to implement forestry and environmental planning on state public lands, forest certification, timber sale market development, technology evaluation and forester training. This classification is distinguished from the Forester I level in that the Forester II is responsible for guiding forest management at the State-wide level. Supervision may be exercised over lower level Foresters, crews, and/or clerical/technical personnel. Work is performed under limited supervision.
Typical duties include:
- Develops timber harvest policies and procedures in consultation with staff foresters while monitoring regional harvest levels in relation to calculated Sustainable Harvest Level (SHL). Produces summary statistics and annual reports to the Maine Forest Service, State Legislature and other audiences.
- Develops/revises the Bureau’s compartment examination and timber harvest prescription review procedures. Participates in office and field reviews of prescriptions and makes recommendations to Foresters, Regional Managers and the Deputy Director (staff). Routes prescriptions for revision and approval.
- Designs prescription and harvest data management systems and supervises data entry and quality control.
- In cooperation with Bureau GIS coordinator and foresters, develops and maintains complex GIS layers including the harvest planning and harvest history layers to facilitate the planning, management, oversight, and reporting of the forest management program activities.